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Magpies

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71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
01507527004
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If my hubby wants to treat me, then he takes me here for a meal, we have also been as a party of 16. Food is always excellent, choice of starter main and dessert... from about four/six options for each. Sit in lounge area first, for drinks and complimentary nibbles, usually something a little different, for example a small cup... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before booking this accommodation, we had already reserved a table elsewhere for dinner so didn't eat here. However, our room was of a good standard and was spotlessly clean and well-prepared. The super-king bed was superb. Quite simply one of the most comfortable I've ever had the pleasure of sleeping in and by far the best night's sleep I've had... More 

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lucky enough to have this great restaurant locally. Have had many memorable meals here. Food, ambiance, decor,service, all top notch. Highly recommend.

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Chigwell, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paid a visit to this restaurant earlier this week, whilst staying in Woodhall Spa for a few days. We went there for dinner and found it to be a most enjoyable experience. The food and service were both excellent and the attention to detail was exceptional.

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Thank Chris O
Lincolnshire
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122 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Felt spoilt from start to finish with every mouthful something to savour. Very comfortable anti room where you peruse the menu and have bite size appetisers. I wanted to order a slight modification and this was dealt with with flair rather than annoyance as can sometimes be the case. Taken to our table and then a surprise pre starter which... More 

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Aveyron
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

As part of our gastro-year this was some of the best food we have tasted. The flavours were delicious; the presentation excellent. We have been fortunate enough to eat in some of Europe's best restaurants. The originality shown in Magpies is right up there. An excellent wine list just adds to the pleasure. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

See my Magpies Restaurant with rooms review We visited on wednesday lunchtime and evening. Two different menus and price

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Thank Ludfordian
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We recently travelled to Lincoln for a hen do and booked the Magpie's for a vintage tea party. There was 20 in our party and we all was aware of a smart dress code so expected a very high end establishment and service. Magpies it's self is beautifully decorated and quant. When we arrived we sat in a lounge area... More 

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Spilsby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

A mixed bag really, our party enjoyed the food that we had however the place wasn't for me. £48 for a choice from a set meal selection was ok not large portions but enough. Tasty entrees and wines but if I'm spending £70 per person on a night out I want to enjoy the experience. I just felt uncomfortable and... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I'm sorry to say that I was truly surprised that the food was so poor. The menu seemed dated on first perusal and my concern was validated when the scallop and crab starter arrived. The scallops was small and though cooked ok did not taste fresh. The spaghetti was so over cooked and the crab I left. Lamb was two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
British, French
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71-75 East Street, Horncastle LN9 6AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Horncastle
  • Phone Number: 01507527004
Description
The Magpies Restaurant with Rooms is over two hundred years old and converted from three cottages. Owned by Caroline and Andrew Gilbert for seven years, this year they have added three deluxe ensuite bedrooms. They are members of 'Tastes of Lincolnshire' and use mainly locally sourced produce. They also provide afternoon tea.'The Magpies' is situated on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds in the old market town of Horncastle which is also famous for its antique shops.Lunch: Wed to Fri and SunDinner:Wed to Sun Aternoon tea: Wed to Sun The restaurant is open for Christmas Day and New Year.Closed Monday & Tuesday

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?